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Tuareg, Asben in Niger

Tuareg, Asben

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
174,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % No No   

Tuareg, Asben in Niger

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The Tuareg are a Berber people, with the name "Tuareg" coming from the Berber name for a Libyan province. They have been a largely nomadic people, occuping large areas of desert and the Sahel. Each Tuareg clan is made up of several family groups, led by their collective chief. In Tuareg society women do not traditionally wear the veil, whereas men do. The veil is often blue in color. Tuareg women have great freedom and participate in family and tribal decisions. They have been Muslim for generations, but have preserved many pre-Islamic traditions.

Ministry Obstacles
Access to the Tuareg is somewhat limited, both by the terrain and by the strongly held Muslim beliefs of the people.

Outreach Ideas
The New Testament and Gospel recordings are available in the language of this tribe. Pray for Christian radio to also be made available to the remote areas occupied by the Tuareg.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be a few followers of Jesus among the Asben Tuareg. Pray for these people, and for others who will soon join them. They will need to be instructed in the Christian faith and protected from discouragement and sinful behavior.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Tuareg tribes will have adequate rainfall for their herds and crops. Pray for peaceful relations with neighboring tribes, and with the governments of Niger and Mali.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-10
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Country: Niger
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:50 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Central, Agadez area
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tuareg, Asben
People Name General: Tuareg, Asben
ROP3 Code: 100549
Joshua Project People ID: 19419
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 174,000
Population all Countries: 174,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Tuareg
People Name General: Tuareg, Asben
Ethnic Code: CMT32h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tamajeq, Tayart (174,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): thz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.80 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent35.00 %
Protestant35.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1934-1998
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Tuareg, Asben in Niger

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Tuareg     Africa, West and Central    
      Tuareg, Asben Niger    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Tuareg, Asben in Niger          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Tamajeq, Tayart  
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